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What is community service-learning (CSL)?

The goal of service-learning is to make connections between course topics and real world issues. Service-learning gives you a structured experience which you can use to evaluate, assess, and apply the knowledge you encounter in class while addressing community-defined needs. It provides an opportunity for you to make the most out of your academic experience...while making a difference.  Service-learning is a high impact learning practice that takes you beyond our campus and into Bay Area communities in partnership with community-based organizations and city agencies. It is also a way to strengthen your understanding of social justice, explore the root causes of social problems, and examine your personal values and beliefs.

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Why do service-learning?

  • Get hands-on experience in your field of study, like Stacey Jones.
  • Enhance your resume while exploring career opportunities. Students, like Amee Bearne and Samantha Roxas, got a job after graduation because of their civic work.
  • Boost your grad school application. Community service-learning (CSL) hours on your Official Transcript show initiative and commitment.
  • Make friends and develop networking opportunities.

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